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Port Harcourt aims to reclaim tag as Garden City

17 June 2015, 19:39Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The Rivers State Waste Management Agency has declared its commitment to retain the lustre of Port Harcourt to its glory days as the Garden City of the nation.

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), which is now at the helm of the state after defeating the incumbent All Progressives Congress (APC), accused the latter of the pollution levels in the city.

Addressing journalists, Felix Obuah, Rivers PDP administrator, noted that with the success of the strategies adopted by the Rivers State Waste Management Agency in the past one week, in one year all parts of the Rivers State capital would be environmentally friendly.

“We have been successful in cleaning up Port Harcourt because of the full support we are getting from the governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike. You can see that in just one week, we have cleaned up several locations in the state capital. If we have done this in one week, in one year we shall restore Port Harcourt as the nation’s garden city,” Obuah said.

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He noted that the agency had taken proactive measures to restore the lustre of the city.

He informed that the agency had acquired special refuse collection tricycles and information vehicles to collect refuse at designated points and embark on public enlightenment.

Obuah said that specific time of 6pm to 12 midnight daily (local time) have been allotted for the disposal of refuse in Port Harcourt by residents at approved refuse receptacle points.

“After the public enlightenment, those who fail to respect the timing will be prosecuted,” Obuah said.

- CAJ News


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